Tag: Breast

DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home

This might be the ultimate do-it-yourself project: Doctors are testing a device that would let women do part of their own breast reconstruction at home. It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away. More than 100,000 women each year in the United States have surgery to remove a cancerous breast, and many of them choose reconstruction with an implant. To make room for a permanent one, many of them get a tissue expander, a temporary pouch that is gradually enlarged with saline...

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Commit To Get Fit Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness

This month we walked for Breast Cancer Awareness with members of the community and I spoke to walkers about why they’re making their health a priority.  For Maria Balderas, putting her health first has only improved her life. And others walk to prevent health conditions that have affected their family members. Our next walk is going to be November 20th and we’re walking for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. So if you want to make your health a priority, come join...

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Study Warns Parents About Buying Breast Milk Online

Buying breast milk from the internet may come with a price that could affect your infants health. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breast milk sold online is twice as likely to be contaminated with infection-causing bacteria and three times more likely to contain salmonella when compared to milk from the Human Milk Banking Association of North America or HMBNA. 21 percent of breast milk from the internet was found to contain bacteria and viruses. Only 5 percent of milk from the HMBNA contained viruses. The FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against using...

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New Study: Dangerous Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

CHICAGO (AP) — Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella. The warning comes from researchers who bought and tested 101 breast milk samples sold by women on one popular site, which over the weekend said it was making changes to its policies. Three-fourths of the samples contained high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies, the researchers found. The results are “pretty scary,” said Dr. Kenneth Boyer, pediatrics chief at Rush...

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